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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
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State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?

State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention. (August 29, 2017)

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Education Week Leaders To Learn From 2018
In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how educators are teaching evidence-based writing across subject areas, using online tools to fuel collaborative writing, and inspiring students through the creation of school writing clubs.

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In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.
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Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

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08/03 04:31 pm | Most Principals Like Their Jobs. Here's What Makes Them Change Schools or Quit Altogether | A higher percentage of principals are staying at their schools than in recent years, according to a new federal survey. And while job-satisfaction is high, nearly a quarter ...

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A group called Moms As Principals shares support and frank advice among female principals trying to balance the demands of running a school and raising their own children.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
Veteran teachers should be valued for their expertise, not stereotyped and pushed out of the classroom, argues Justin Minkel.
July 26, 2017 – Teacher
The U.S. secretary of education is finding little traction on school choice, key personnel, or in using her megaphone to broaden the administration's K-12 audience.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.
July 13, 2017 – Education Week
There is no simple blueprint for building cultural capacity in the classroom, but it is a must if we want students to adapt to a constantly changing world, writes Kyle Redford.
July 11, 2017 – Teacher (Web)
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
There has never been a better time for teachers to become leaders, Carl Draeger writes. Here are some simple activities for educators to hone their leadership skills.
June 12, 2017 – Teacher

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